posted by GamerFace (RICHTON PARK, IL) May 7, 2010
Member since May 2010
gamers (31%) found this review helpful
The graphics are good but the controls are rough and hard to learn and will leave you feeling fustrated some moves seem almost impossible to do and the story line narration is terrible and cut scenes look bad. I loved the SF series but this game was a let down rent it first before you buy it.
posted by GamerDaddy (LAKE STEVENS, WA) Jun 24, 2010
Member since Jun 2010
gamers (25%) found this review helpful
I loved SF2 when I was a teen. I was excited for this game because of the nastalgia. I guess in that sense, the game delivered. Boasting all of the classic fighters I remember, and even a few that were new to me plus two brand new fighters exclusive to this game, it defanitely has a huge selection of fighters to keep things interesting. All the fighters have the classic moves you remember from your youth but the charactures now look even better and some of the special move animations are kinna cool too.
Ironically, the same reason that I like this game is also the reason I don't. What I forgot was how painstakingly difficult it was to master the special moves of each characture and basically that same issue holds true to this one. Even with more buttons at our disposal, I still somehow find myself in the training mode for what seems like an eternity trying over and over and over to get that zig-zag thumbstick pattern and button combo down, to no luck. Maybe its cause I suck at this or maybe I just dont have the patience but if I can't even execute these moves in training mode, how do I ever expect to pull it off in battle. Then again, what did I expect. If they changed it all for this game, then those who played the classics would be dissappointed.
My recommendation...Rent it on Gamefly. Play it for the nastalgia. Have fun remembering. Then once your thumbs hurt and you get frustrated and break your joystick, send it back and get something else. If you LOVED the originals and you are one of those sick psycos that actually can pull off these moves, then I guess this game is for you.